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Many ways to be positive [single reviews]

Yoke Lore - "Bravado" and "Body Parts": Yoke Lore has quietly risen to prominence over the past year or so. Few people seem to be talking about him, yet many people inside and outside my music circles have been catching on to his brand of catchy, dreamy indie pop. Yoke Lore recently dropped a pair of ...

itchin’ for new tunes [single reviews]

Billie Eilish - "Everything I Wanted": Apparently, this song is about Eilish having a dream of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a devastating topic that kind of sneaks up on you. The tone is less creepy than most of the songs on When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? It comes across as honest and ...

Motherfolk – Family Ghost

Motherfolk are not a folk band, although they certainly have that feel at times. No, they are decidedly a rock band that feels down to earth despite their at times irreverent social media presence. The tone of this record is so feel good and approachable that when you really dig into the lyrics, ...

Bishop Briggs – CHAMPION

When I think of Bishop Briggs, I think of something a friend said to me at Wonderbus Festival this past summer: “she had the whole place going!” I wasn’t there (shame on me), but I’m not surprised! I also think of one of the first times I saw Briggs appear on TV. She was doing a sort of ...

Square Peg Round Hole – Branches

It’s the first of many cold weekends in Columbus, Ohio. Next week is supposed to be frigid. With the cold comes the desire for peaceful, classy music. Square Peg Round Hole is a band that I had a feeling would deliver on this desire when I pressed “play” on their new album Branches on Spotify. ...

The Cordial Sins – In Memory

There are a few sweeping indie bands on the rise right now, and any one of them could be next to conquer alt radio. The Cordial Sins are a group I would place on that list. Their EP In Memory is brief yet captures a driving, addictive sound that is a natural evolution into my favorite iterations of ...

Skyways – Rollercoaster EP

You know, I just finished writing about a record with a throwback sound in this neighborhood cafe, and I found myself in the mood for another review, something a bit more lighthearted but nonetheless different. I found that need satisfied with Skyways’ Rollercoaster EP. Some real hidden gems ...